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E. P. Davies Papers

Identifier: MSS-11-SC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, bills, receipts, invoices, and personal papers, reflecting E. P. Davies' insurance business in Willard and legal practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The collection is arranged chronologically, 1909-1921. In the correspondence are letters from Davies to C.D. Cobb & Co., general agents for Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society, regarding closing his insurance business and he not being a local agent for the company anymore. There is a copy of the "State of New Mexico, First Judicial District, Docket of the District Court sitting in and for the County of Santa Fe, March Term AD 1913," with Davies' remarks regarding some of the cases. The invoices and receipts are for groceries, clothing, law books, newspapers, and other daily items.


  • 1909-1921


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The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Information

Edward Patrick Davies was born in Iowa in January 1880. He attended the schools of Iowa City and Drake University. He was admitted to the Iowa bar when he was twenty-one years old. In October 1906 he moved to Willard, New Mexico where he opened a law office and ran an insurance business. In 1909 he moved to Santa Fe and continued his law practice. As a Republican, he was active in politics. He was an assistant district attorney, served one term in the state legislature, assisted in codifying the 1915 Penal Code of New Mexico, and was mayor of Santa Fe in 1918. Davies was also a life member of the New Mexico Historical Society. On May 12th, 1930, he died from a gunshot wound.


2 folders

Finding Aid of the E. P. Davies Papers, 1909-1921
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131